Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Stitching therapy

My sewing machine & associated paraphernalia have been packed away over Easter to make room for visitors. So some hand stitching made it's re-emergence.
Having not hand stitched for a while, it was so lovely to get back to. An immediate calm comes over me, as I sit & stitch.
I try to convince my Sweetness that it is good for my health & well-being. He seems unconvinced, but humours my need (most days)!
Edit - Some answers to your questions on this post:
The pattern? A gorgeous new stitchery pattern by Rosie Quinlan, due to be released in June. I transfer the pattern to my fabric using a sharp lead pencil & a light box. I also fuse a layer of Weaveline, a light fusible interfacing to the back of my stitcheries.
The thread? 2 strands DMC Colour Variations #4120 Tropical Sunset.
The fabric? The fabric is called Sienna Linen by Leutenegger. It is actually a linen cotton blend, so is more affordable & easier to work with than a pure linen. It is 150cm wide and AU$12 per metre. My local supplier has sold out of this fabric, & I will be searching out a new stockist.
What am I making? A special surprise something for a friend! 

35 comments:

  1. Bloom, I like your stitching, where I can obtaint there models.
    Sorry for my english, I don't write very good.
    Hugs & kisses.

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  2. I love this one..and I long for the pattern to come out ..:o)
    And I totally agree with you... about the stitching..it is sooo relaxing...:o)

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  3. Your stitching looks so gorgeous! Love the thread and the pattern!

    Stitching is like yoga! Your Sweetness will be convinced!!

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  4. I am not so good at stitching but get the same pleasure from crochet. It is so calming and rythmic (rthymic???) and settles my mind. I love what you are working on..what is it?

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  5. I like that pattern, I hope it comes out soon. What is the colour of the thread you are using? love it.

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  6. I love the work you have done on this, what fabric are you sewing on, and the pattern and colourss are really nice, well done!

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  7. Would love to know the pattern and thread... I haven't found any veriagated threads in the USA. What brand is it?

    Lovely work...

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  8. Ooooh, pretty!! I love the variegated thread.
    Nothing beats a good dose of stitching to soothe the soul :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  9. Stitching lowers the blood pressure! I too love the pattern and would also like to know what type of fabric you're stitching on.

    S.W.A.K.

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  10. Lovely and it is good for you , I think !

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  11. Stitching is cheaper than therapy! (Love your work)

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  12. Stitching is very therapeutic!! Love the verigaged thread.

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  13. Just looking at your beautiful stitching calms me down. Thanks!

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  14. I love it, the thread and material is gorgeous!

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  15. this is just gorgeous. I love how hand stitching is relaxing.

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  16. I wish my stitching would look as good as yours!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful! I love the variegated thread..gives it a whole other dimension!

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  18. So beautiful. Yours stitches are perfect. Thanks for answering all the questions you know we want have.

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  19. It's really cute! I love Rosaline's designs and your work is beautiful :)

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  20. Your stitches are so even, beautiful work.

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  21. Gorgeous stitching Ros, so nice of hubby to "LET" you sit around and relax. LOL!

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  22. The best therapy I must agree, looks gorgeous Bloom.

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  23. I agree, stitching is so therapeutic. This piece is lovely! I haven't tried these DMC threads yet. This pattern seems perfect for them.

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  24. It's just beautiful, you did a great job! I love the thread as well! :)

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  25. Love seeing your hand stitching! This is so lovely!

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  26. and even prettier in person..........love that thread variation........

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  27. This stiching is very nice, colors are very joyful...Sorry for my english...There are my daughters who help me!!!

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  28. I know what you mean about hand-stitching! It gives so much time for contemplation!!!
    Love that new pattern...hmmmm...now, if it's not available until June, how did you get it so early??!!!
    I'm jealous!! LOL!
    Cheers!
    Mary Ann

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  29. Love this bit of embroidery and can't wait to see the finished project. I love hand work too and yes, it is so relaxing.

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  30. Well your hand sewing look lovely. YOU will have to put a photo up when you have finidhed it.

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  31. Beautiful and I just love that thread!

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  32. Your stitching and your photos are gorgeous !

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  33. I just come accross your blog through leanne beasley's. Your stitching is beautiful! So glad I found this beautiful little spot!

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  34. lovely stitching - i completely believe in stitching therapy!

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  35. So beautiful, Your stitches are perfect.
    Beertje Zonn

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